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History of Red/Brown Journalism and Communications Exhibit Opening

Date: April 7, 2009

Location:   Main Library

Contact: Chris Kollen

Cost: Free


The newest exhibit in the Main Library's Research West area, The History of Red/Brown Journalism and Communications, will begin April 7 with an unveiling and dedication from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m featuring two Hispanic journalists -- Guadalupe Castillo, who worked at Tucson's Coraje newspaper in the 1960s and veteran El Paso journalist Joe Olvera. The exhibit, created by the students in Prof. Roberto Rodriguez's History of Red/Brown Journalism and Communications class, will be on display at the main library through May 7. Ancient to contemporary media will be showcased by the exhibit with special emphasis on the work of women writers, editors and publishers from the late 1800s, early 1900s and the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibit coincides with the Voices for Justice Project, which is celebrating 200 years of Latino/Latina journalism.